Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Deranged (1974) - Arrow Video DVD/Blu Ray Review

Real-life Wisconsin killer Ed Gein inspired many distinguished films, including: Psycho,The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but none quite as disturbing as Deranged.

Rural eccentric Ezra Cobb, whose mother's death unhinges him to the point where he not only lovingly preserves her corpse in the living room but also goes out to find 'friends' to keep her company - not all of whom are dead when he finds them! Perversely, Ezra's more worried about what mother would say about his various activities than he is about the prospect of being found out. Indeed, like Gein, he's cheerfully open about his activities when visiting friends, but no-one believes him.

Deranged stars Roberts Blossom (Christine,Home Alone), Cosette Lee, Micki Moore,Robert Warner and Pat Orr.

Deranged was Produced by Tom Kart, Written & Co-Directed by Alan Ormsby & Jeff Gillen,Special effects by Tom Savini.

I Really like this movie and I recommend it to all.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Tom Savini.
Introduction by Tom Savini.
A Blossoming Brilliance featurette.
Ed Gein: From Murderer to Movies featurette.
The Wages of Sin: Making of featurette.
Original Trailer
Stills Gallery
Reversible sleeve W/ both original & new artwork
Collector's Booklet  Official Deranged Trailer (link)